MLB: Side effect! When the bat connects a knuckle ball

MLB Side effect When the bat connects a knuckle ball

During today’s game Thursday between the Kansas City Royals and home team, Chicago White Sox, there was an abnormal play in which a batter from the Royals and a White Sox outfielder, this at Guaranteed Rate Field, from the so-called City of Winds.

It turns out and stands out that it was the top of the first inning when Mike Matheny’s visitors took their first turn. He stopped to bat the Puerto Rican rookie Emmanuel Rivera against veteran left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel, who at 2-0, two on base and two outs, threw an 85 mph cutter at him. Here the video:

Third baseman Rivera swung that pitch down the middle of the plate and hit a line heading to center field, where patrolman Adam Engel misjudged the ball, clarifying that it had a jiribilla effect like when the bat hits a knuckle ball. .

Engel danced very ugly with that hit, he even went around a couple of times, looking very lost, however, it was all due to the effect of the 108 seams that made him a strange journey through the air, which caused him to roof it.

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Then Salvador Pérez and Hunter Dozier scored, putting the Royals 2-0 ahead. The stadium’s official scorer has declared a two-run RBI double and so far that is making a difference, as the match goes 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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